Mr. Lewis oversees the William L. Clements Library’s collection of historical prints, photographs, artwork, illustrated sheet music, ephemera, and other visual materials. He assists researchers; promotes the use of visual materials as a source for advanced scholarship; directs cataloging and digitization of the division; and builds the collection for future scholars. Mr. Lewis holds a B.F.A. from Swain School of Design (1982) and an M.F.A. from Parson School of Design (1985).
He worked as adjunct faculty to the University of Michigan School of Art and in the field of commercial printing before becoming the first Curator of Graphic Materials at the Clements in 2002. Mr. Lewis is the author of numerous articles and curator of exhibits on various historical subjects including vernacular photography, early racial satire, popular and patriotic music, wartime art, and American leisure travel.